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Mercantile Bank of Lancashire

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Broadheath is another of the branches that comes to Martins Bank from its amalgamation with the Lancashire and Yorkshire bank in 1928.  Prior to this the branch is part of the Mercantile Bank of Lancashire, which between its foundation in 1890, and its amalgamation with the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank in 1904, builds up a valuable and extensive business in the cotton towns of the North West.  In just fourteen years, the Mercantile Bank’s empire grows to nine Manchester Branches, a further twenty-two in Lancashire and Cheshire, and six more on the Isle of Man. Broadheath branch survives subsequent mergers to become part of Martins and then Barclays, closing in April 2000.  As with many of these older branches, we have little information about the Martins staff of the 1950s and 60s who worked there.  If you can help with memories or images, please do get in touch at the usual address:

gutinfo@btinternet.com

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Image © Barclays Ref 0030/0433

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This is almost like one of those “spot the difference” games, Broadheath is seen here both in 1922 as a Branch of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank, and in 1940 as Martins Bank…

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1922 Branch Exterior as L & Y Bank WN Townson

1940 ish Broadheath Exterior BGA Ref 30-433

Image – W N Townson Bequest

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1940 to 1952 Mr S Lambert Manager MBM-Su52P53.jpg

1952 to 1956 Mr F Henshall Manager MBM-Sp63P53.jpg

Mr Coombes

1966 to 1969 Mr R Hugh Oldham - Brian Harfield MBA

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BW Logo

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Mr S Lambert

Manager

1940 to 1952

Mr F Henshall

Manager

1952 to 1956

Mr J A Coombes

Manager

1956 onwards

Mr R Hugh Oldham

On the Staff

1966 to 1969

 

 

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Local Branch Banks

 

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LLOYDS BANK LIMITED

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MARTINS BANK LIMITED

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WILLIAMS DEACONS BANK

 

 

 

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Title:

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Services:

Manager:

11-18-21 Broadheath

Full Branch

135 Manchester Road Broadheath Altrincham Cheshire

715 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

061 928 1645

Nightsafe Installed

Mr J A Coombes Manager

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1900

1 July 1904

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

7 April 2000

Currently

opened by the Mercantile Bank of Lancashire

Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-14-07 Broadheath

Closed

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